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I Registered For A 5K

I don’t really consider myself a “runner” per se; although, my weekly form of exercise IS running. I guess I don’t really consider myself a runner because when I think of “runners” I think of cross country, long distance, endurance…which is NOT me. I knock out 2 miles on the treadmill about twice a week. As I have said here before, it’s how I get my sanity. I just don’t consider myself to be a runner. I have no desire to push it further. I have no desire to try beat my time (well maybe sometimes…I’m competitive). My thing is that it takes up time. I know it sounds stupid, but I think about the productive things I could be doing. I sometimes feel a bit selfish when I run…I know that’s stupid too. Other things just take priority; dinner, laundry, cleaning, etc.

For the past three years I have been toying with the idea of running a 5K. You see I may run a couple miles a few time a week, but NEVER have I felt a desire to run three miles. In 2009 a friend of ours passed away from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was very, very sad. His in-laws put together a 5K that year to help raise money and awareness. I couldn’t run the race that year because I was pregnant. The past two years…I have no excuses for. When I got the event in my inbox this year I KNEW I just had to do it. So yesterday I registered! I must say I am super excited. Now that I have this goal and responsibility to participate I feel more inclined to get that run in and push myself more. Training is going to be a priority and I am going to challenge myself. I’m also looking forward to sharing this little journey with you. Wish me luck!

16 thoughts on “I Registered For A 5K

  1. Congrats! I think having a purpose and a drive to run is key. I just started really “running” in the past month and it feels great! I had no idea it could be such a stress buster. I love the way I feel after accomplishing my goal of 1 or 2 miles.

    I wish I could come run the 5K with you but maybe instead I will find my own 5K to attend 😉 Happy training!

  2. Good for you! don’t let yourself feel bad about missing the others…life gets in the way of things sometimes. Focus your energy on this now. I remember as a kid my mom did those runs alot. She’d drag us kids to the school track while she practiced. Even as a kid I was proud of her. Your kids will be too.

  3. Good for you! I’m still not up to truly running in 5k’s yet – but it has made a big difference in my attitude just going and completing them – I’m so proud of my little T-shirt & number bib collection!

  4. Sometimes all it takes is signing up for a race to give you that extra motivation.

    I know what you mean about not wanting to push yourself. When I started running I wanted to do a half-marathon. People kept telling me I’d want to do a full marathon but I had no desire and I still don’t.

    Don’t worry about your time, just focus on finishing without stopping. 🙂

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